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Canada Clings To Cruel Seal Hunt

(SEAL HUNT/ANIMAL WELFARE) Canada’s annual seal hunt kicked off on Monday despite widespread condemnation and a dying demand for seal products. A total of 34 countries, including the United States, Russia, and members of the EU, now ban imported seal products, but with the support of the Canadian government, the seal industry still stubbornly clings to life. Read on to find out why Canada continues to defend this barbaric practice. — Global Animal

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California Calls To End Cruel Cosmetic Testing

(CELEBRITIES/ANIMAL TESTING) California approved a resolution urging the United States government to take measures against cosmetic animal testing. State Senator Marty Block initiated the measure sponsored by several animal rights organizations, including Cruelty Free International. Actress Mayim Bialik, a supporter of Cruelty Free International, is thrilled about the resolution and hopes the rest of the U.S. will follow in California’s footsteps. California has been a leader in restricting animal testing, and the state’s success definitively proves it’s possible to use alternatives to animal testing in the cosmetics industry. Read the full article below for more on the resolution. — Global Animal

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UK Celebrities Call To Ban Circus Cruelty

(CELEBRITIES/CIRCUS ANIMALS) A number of celebrities, Moby and famous comedian Eddie Izzard, and politicians in the UK are uniting with Animal Defenders International (ADI) to help put an end to the use of wild animals in the circus. Prime Minister David Cameron has delayed the wild animal circus ban, which has caused circus acts in the UK to add wild cats to their venues. The bill was first discussed last March, and if the Prime Minister does not act soon they miss the implementation date of December 2015 may be missed. Keep reading to find out more about how delaying this bill is affecting wildlife. -Global Animal

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Sunder The Elephant Wins His Freedom

(ELEPHANTS/ANIMAL WELFARE) MUMBAI — After engaging in a 21-month-long campaign, PETA and its international affiliates have won the fight to release Sunder the elephant from captivity. On Monday, the Bombay high court passed a judgement in favor of PETA India and ordered the release of the captive elephant, who has been by his handlers at Jyotiba temple in Kolhapur for the past six years. Sunder will be transferred to the Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in Bangalore, where he will finally be able to live a life free of abuse. Read on to find out more about Sunder and his famous supporters. — Global Animal

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A Wildcat Strike? Activists Sue Over Endangered Jaguar Protections

(ENDANGERED SPECIES/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and WildEarth Guardians are planning to sue the United States Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services program for failure to comply with the Endangered Species Act. Instead of ensuring the safety of endangered jaguars inhabiting the southwest United States, the program uses lethal wildlife techniques throughout various critical jaguar habitats. Continue reading below to find out more about the little-known, ironically-named Wildlife Services program and how it’s responsible for the deaths of millions of wild animals each year. — Global Animal

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Sochi Pups Find Their Happily Ever After

(DOGS/ANIMAL WELFARE) With the world watching Sochi, Russia during the Winter Olympics, eyes fell on the city’s method of dealing with their stray dog population and many were outraged. The city hired exterminators to kill the dogs on a large scale, often with inhumane methods such as poisoning. Since October, the city has killed an average of 300 dogs per month. — Global Animal

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Hawaiian Hospital Nurses Monk Seals Back To Health

(OCEAN CONSERVATION/ENDANGERED SPECIES) HAWAII — The Hawaiian Monk Seal Hospital in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii is set to open its doors this summer. The hospital will provide much-needed care for the critically endangered monk seals, and will release them back into the wild once they recover. Read the full article below for more details on the hospital and the critical state of monk seals in the wild. — Global Animal

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Animal Planet Canada Silences “Call Of The Wildman”

(TV/ANIMAL NEWS) CANADA — Animal Planet Canada’s “Call of the Wildman” tracks one man’s interaction with Kentucky wildlife. The star of the show, Ernie Brown, Jr., is better known as “The Turtleman.” Alongside Neal James and his dog Lolly, Brown operates a nuisance animal removal business, in which he catches and releases “nuisance animals.” However, a report by Mother Jones spotlighted instances of severe animal abuse, neglect, and mistreatment during filming. Now, Animal Planet Canada has decided to cancel the upcoming season of the show in response to the public’s strong negative response to the exposed animal cruelty. Read on for more details and see whether or not Animal Planet in the U.S. plans to air a new season of the show. — Global Animal

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